Calvin Tomkins





Calvin Tomkins


Born
in Orange, New Jersey, The United States
December 17, 1925

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Calvin Tomkins has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1960. He wrote his first fiction piece for the magazine in 1958, and his first fact piece in 1962. His many Profile subjects have included Marcel Duchamp, John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham, Buckminster Fuller, Philip Johnson, Julia Child, Georgia O’Keeffe, Leo Castelli, Frank Stella, Carmel Snow, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Frank Gehry, Damien Hirst, Richard Serra, Matthew Barney, and Jasper Johns. He wrote the Art World column from 1980 to 1988. Before joining The New Yorker, he was a general editor of Newsweek, a post he held from 1957 through 1959. In 1955, he joined Newsweek as an associate editor. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including “The Br ...more

Average rating: 4.12 · 1,792 ratings · 175 reviews · 30 distinct works · Similar authors
Lives of the Artists: Portr...

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Duchamp

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Living Well Is the Best Rev...

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Off the Wall: A Portrait of...

4.20 avg rating — 263 ratings — published 1980 — 4 editions
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Marcel Duchamp: The Afterno...

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The Bride and the Bachelors...

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The World of Marcel Duchamp...

4.08 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 1966 — 5 editions
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Merchants and Masterpieces:...

3.89 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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Eric Hoffer: An American Od...

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